Packing for Europe in the Fall: What I Packed & Actually Wore

Let’s be honest- I suck at packing. You guys have shared so many tips with me over the years and I’ve really been trying to embrace them. I must say I’ve gotten a little better. When packing for Europe, I like to be extra smart because we move hotels a couple of times and I don’t want to be packing and unpacking a mess! I wanted to share what I actually wore from everything I was packing for Europe and a few tips that really helped me.

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| Black Over the Knee Boots ($35) | Layered Tunic ($24, Wearing Size L) | Floral Maxi Dress ($28, Medium) | Open Back Sweater ($20, Size Up) | Peplum Tee ($9, Medium, 6 Colors)  | Corduroy Overall Dress ($11, Medium, Multiple Colors) | OTK Brown Boots (These aren’t my exact ones but same brand) | Grey Bell Sleeve Top ($17, Medium, 2 Colors) | Spanx Faux Leather Leggings ($98, Multiple Colors, Medium) | UGG Weather Boots (I’m actually wearing the Kids version, if you have a size 7 foot or under- order these!) |  Chunky Knit Turtleneck ($25, Medium, Multiple Colors) |  Sequin Sweater ($30, One Size) | Scallop Hem Skirt ($12, Medium, 3 Colors) | Blanket Scarf ($17, 5 Colors) |

Packing for Europe Tips:

  • Try It On.  Pull out what you want to bring and try it on. Think about your trip and see if you actually have somewhere to wear the outfit. This past trip, I had to pack a little extra because I was really struggling with what exactly I would need in Switzerland.
  • Take Photos and Make Notes. Once I knew exactly what I was bringing, I took a photo of the outfit on my phone. I also made a giant note in my phone with every outfit I was bringing. This helped me pack and when I was traveling. I was able to decide what I wanted to wear without trying on a million outfits.
  • Pack Smart. I purchased packing cubes before our trip and it was a LIFESAVER. I couldn’t imagine packing for Europe or anywhere without them. I organized mine by type of clothing: sweaters, tops, dresses, skirts, jeans, pajamas/underwear. I also did one cube with my Venice outfits that went in my carryon, just in case they lost my suitcase.
  • Stay Organized. In addition to making notes of what I packed, I also made notes on where I packed it. I made a list of what was in my checked bag, carry on and purse. This helped me tremendously when I was repacking in Europe. I also made sure to stay organized with the cubes when I was in Europe and it made moving cities a breeze!

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Did you see our Europe photos on Instagram? I can’t wait to share all our travel diaries with you soon! XO 

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